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Yungang Grottoes

Datong Yungang GrottoesYungang Grottoes is located 16 kilometers west of Datong Wu Zhou foothills, mountains and dug, one kilometer stretch from east to west. National key cultural relics protection unit is one of the three major grottoes in China, is also a treasure house of art world Wen Ming. Grotto built in the foothills of the Wu Zhou, the name of its highest at Yungang, so named for the Yungang Grottoes.

The tall and majestic statues, to show universally Domination, no contrast mettle. Other statues, each product is extremely a low like a total obedience to the Big Buddha. Matched on the fly and gnomes, and served as the Big Buddha. Flying holding a musical instrument, dancing in the sky, the Big Buddha under the protective wing of service pleasant.

Night at the cowardly diminutive stature, robust torso, carved in niche-based seat basis, under the beam, capitals, etc., the forced lifting heavy objects, the look is still great joy, heavy duty service for the Giant Buddha is a happy thing. Giant Buddha is a symbol of the emperor, the other levels of the statue is the size of the ministers, Flying dwarf slaves and people of various service.

53 existing caves, the stone statues 50,001 thousand statues. Buddha highest is 17 meters, the smallest only a few centimeters. The Wu Zhou Shannan cliff, stretching things one kilometer, the Yungang Grottoes's shrines, like cellular clouds, large, medium, China Datong tour to small caves density has caused Mounted Yungang Ban Yao. Shifo gatherings, cluster Shiren, stone horses, stone carvings, relief, and is one of the China's largest stone base. Yungang Grottoes, dating back more than 1,500 years of history, was founded in AD 453 (North Wei Xingan years), dug by the Buddhist monk Tan Yao taken it for granted. Largely completed in 495 AD, which lasted more than 40 years, together with the rest of the small cave, has nearly 50 years. Participate dug number as many as 40 million people, and even lion country (Sri Lanka) Buddhists, are also involved in the creation of this world-famous art.

The Yungang Grottoes carved absorb and learn from India, Gandhara Buddhist art, organic fusion of traditional Chinese art style, a very important position in the history of sculpture in the world. Today, it has become a tourist destination of Chinese and foreign visitors to the admiration and longing. Yungang Grottoes is one of the three major grottoes in China, but also the world-famous treasure house of art. Yungang caves in dozens of caves dug by Tan Yao, the earliest, the daring, the most magnificent. Fifth, six Cave and Wuhua Cave content rich, the Wealthy Guiqi, is the essence of art Yungang.

 
 
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